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Published by Frederick Warne & Co. between 1937 and 2003, the Observer's Books were a series of pocketsize publications intended to educate children on various topics such as history, art, hobbies, and wildlife. Over the years, the books have become collector's items.


The first Observer's book was published in 1937 and it covered the subject of British birds. A copy of the first edition in mint condition is worth hundreds of pounds.

  • The Observer's Book of Sea Fishing

    The Observer's Book of Sea Fishing

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    The Observer's Book of Sea Fishing - book number 82. If you are a collector of observer's books I am selling others, please have a look.
  • Observer's Book Of Birds, First Edition,1937

    Observer's Book Of Birds, First Edition,1937

    £99.00
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      Observer's Book of Birds 1937 first edition in rare original unclipped dust jacket, (with photo copy repairs under spine areas), as pictures show an excellent firm copy for year, tight clean pages,n...
  • The Observer's Book of Jazz

    The Observer's Book of Jazz

    £2.64
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    If you are a collector of observer's books I am selling others, please have a look. All Profits go to charity, for an expedition to Tanzania to build a new school and hospital in the region of Mbeya.
  • A collection of 5 Observer's books including Automobiles & Geology

    A collection of 5 Observer's books including Automobiles & Geology

    £5.50
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    5 Observer's books (Automobiles/British Wild Animals/Geology/Weather/Wild Flowers) in reasonable condition for age published between 1955 1965 - pages intact (a few scribbles on some) Weather has dust...
  • Observers Book Of Butterflies Glossy 1970

    Observers Book Of Butterflies Glossy 1970

    £275.00
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    Observers book of butterflies 1970 glossy edition 3.6A 1698.1170 hn43 45p condition as photo any questions please ask 
  • The observers book of automobiles

    The observers book of automobiles

    £11.50
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    3 the observers book of automobiles. 1 dust jacket is a little ripped but other than that in good dusty condition.
  • The Observer's Book of Automobiles 1966 21

    The Observer's Book of Automobiles 1966 21

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    The Observer's Book of Automobiles 1966 ,Jacket Illustration Rolls Royce Silver Shadow.
  • The Observers Book Of Automobiles 1965 VGC

    The Observers Book Of Automobiles 1965 VGC

    £15.00
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    1965 observers book of automobiles, hardback with dust cover. Dust cover has slight damage but otherwise in excellent condition.
  • Observers book of automobiles 1957

    Observers book of automobiles 1957

    £84.49
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    Observers book of automobiles 1957 21.3 hn25 clipped dedication on front endpaper condition as photo any questions please ask.
  • Observers Book Of Automobiles 1955 Rare Edition

    Observers Book Of Automobiles 1955 Rare Edition

    £124.99
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    Observers book of automobiles 1955 1st edition very rare second reprint with American updates original dust jacket with a scan behind  21.1 732.455 hn22  clipped